Hydrogen Effect on the Defect Structure Formation in the Zr – 1 WT.% Nb Alloy Under Pulsed Electron Beam Irradiation

I. P. Mishin, G. P. Grabovetskaya, E. N. Stepanova, R. S. Laptev, A. D. Teresov

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Using the methods of X-ray structural analysis and electron and positron spectroscopy, it is found out that an irradiation of the surface of a Zr – 1 wt.% Nb specimen with an electron beam in the melting mode results in the formation of lamellar α+α′-structure, an increase in the dislocation density, a dissolution of the β-Nb phase, and the formation of defects of the vacancy-impurity type. The presence of hydrogen in the alloy irradiated with an electron beam favors the formation of complex hydrogen-vacancy complexes in the surface layer along with dislocations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)854-860
Number of pages7
JournalRussian Physics Journal
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2019



  • defects
  • hydrogen
  • pulsed electron beam
  • zirconium alloy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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